Open-Source Backup Coming of Age
Oct 19, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Taylor)
"Enterprise data centers are usually joined at the hip to
high-priced, feature-heavy backup software. For large data centers,
this arrangement works quite well: There is money in the budget for
costly licensing and support; the enterprise is deeply invested in
proprietary hardware and software; CIOs and storage managers need
to quote Tier-1 vendor names to executives; and specialized
administrators are on hand to support the complex software.
"And then there are the other data centers: smaller companies
that need enterprise-level features but without the complete
feature set, high cost, and proprietary vendor lock-in of the
enterprise backup products..."